1 – 2 August 2018 Best Practices for Governi...

1 – 2 August 2018 Best Practices for Governing Business Cyber Risk 

Best Practices for Governing Business Cyber Risk
1 – 2 August 2018,

London, UK

Company data holds acute importance for every business. The rising threats in information security incidents and cybercrime makes this a critical requirement and a key risk for any business today.

Recent surveys show that board directors view cybersecurity as a serious threat and among the biggest corporate challenges that need more attention. Board directors need to better understand the risks and how to oversee them. This workshop is essential for every board.

Objectives of this workshop:

  • Better understand the risks and latest trends in cyber attacks
  • Understand cyber security best practices
  • Understand the role of the board
  • Learn how to design and implement an effective cyber-security governance strategy

 This 2 day interactive workshop will cover:

  • Why is cyber security so difficult to manage?
  • Who and what is it that threatens us?
  • Introduction to a Cyber Security – Incident Scenario (I)
  • Cyber-Security Best Practice Frameworks
  • Recent Cyber-Security events in the news.
  • Incident Scenario (II)
  • Identifying & ‘right-sizing’ your cyber risks
  • Designing an effective Cyber-Security Governance Strategy
  • Incident Scenario (III)
  • Incisive questions and powerful tools: getting ready for next steps

 Facilitator – Richard Cross

Richard is a global senior executive and facilitator with multi-national experience. He assists clients with developing risk management frameworks, conducts specialist risk assessments, and provides risk training

He has broad experience in many industry segments, having worked internationally in some of the largest finance, petrochemical, automotive, financial messaging and government intelligence organisations. Core to this experience has been the C-Level managing of specific risks; security, competitive intelligence, governance, strategy and the umbrella discipline of Enterprise Risk Management.

He was previously the Deputy Chief Risk Officer for SWIFT, and the Chief Intelligence Lead, Head of Corporate Risk and Chief Information Security Officer for Toyota Europe. He has also held senior executive IT Security positions at EXXON Mobil and HM Customs & Excise.

He has an MSC in Behavioural Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is suitable for senior board directors, board secretaries or C Suite Executives who sit on a Board or a Board Committee, the Senior Executives and anyone who has a responsibility for cyber security.


Why is cyber security difficult to manage?
The major common challenges in being able to continuously operate an effective cybersecurity programme.

News from the frontline.

A look inside the IT Department to understand the pressures placed upon their ability to cope with the People > Process > Technology and the issues they face.

Who and what is it that threatens us?

What are the principal risks to our business objectives that come from the cyber-environment? Are these entirely new kinds of risk that we can manage using old and familiar tools, or are they from an altogether different paradigm that require us to look, measure and manage in different ways? How effective are our existing risk management tools in providing insights, for us to wisely allocate resources and management attention to the risks?

Introduction to a Cyber Security – Incident Scenario (I)
Group activity

Cyber-security Best Practice Frameworks
Frameworks and standards



Investigation of some recent incidents
Recent cyber-security events in the news.

Incident Scenario (II)
Group activity

Identifying & ‘right-sizing’ your cyber risks more precisely
Organisational complexity and security trade-offs.

Designing an effective cyber-security governance strategy
Rules, processes and mechanisms which we need to have in place. The roles and responsibilities and the connections and communication between the Board, the business operations and IT?

Incident Scenario (III)
Group activity

Incisive questions and powerful tools: getting ready for next steps
What questions can we use to better understand our level of preparedness? And what tools do we need?


Price per person for 2 day workshop

Members USD 3780
Non-Members USD 4200
Prices exclude VAT

Special rates are available for companies wishing to purchase multiple seats – please ask us for more information.

All participants who complete our workshops also receive free Associate Membership of GCC Board Directors Institute and have access to the additional paid benefits of a full Member.       

Listen to Richard Cross discuss the key cyber risk challenges faced by GCC businesses, click here to watch the full video. 

If you want to learn more, then register with us to attend our workshop on Best Practices for Governing Business Cyber Risk on 1 – 2 August 2018 in London, UK.


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